Auto Manifesto

April 1, 2008

The Growing Need For Driverless Cars

Police in Tokyo, Japan are encouraging elderly motorists to turn in their driver's licenses. As the population ages there are increasing safety risks to the public from drivers who are not as capable as before.

According to Automotive News:

While overall traffic accidents have declined 20 percent in the past six years, according to police, accidents involving drivers over 70 have surged 35 percent.

Though driverless cars are some time away it's clear that their availability would help improve safety, increase mobility for certain segments of the population, and ease the burden of congestion. I wonder what the AARP position on this is.

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